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Sep 11

Keokee Books wins mention in profile of visionary small publishers

The video wiki Wiki.ezvid.com has released a story on “5 Visionary Book Publishing Houses,” including Keokee Books at No. 1 among the publishers profiled. “While major publishing houses may have more resources,” the profile begins, “smaller presses are no less accomplished in producing unique, worthwhile books. In addition to giving a platform to talented fledgling […]

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Dec 12

Self-published books by local authors fill shelves

A new wave of self-published books authored by local and regional residents, designed and published through Sandpoint’s Keokee Books, include imaginative children’s books, Sandpoint history, Caribbean fiction, and more. Read the article in the flip-page Winter 2020 edition of Sandpoint Magazine»

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Dec 11

Sandpoint author pens “Fish of a Lifetime” memoir

PRESS RELEASE Nov. 7, 2019 Sandpoint author pens “Fish of a Lifetime” memoir Al Van Vooren’s collection of stories details his ‘life list’ of fish SANDPOINT, ID–Serious birdwatchers are well known for compiling “life lists” of species they have sighted in pursuit of their sport. Why wouldn’t a globe-trotting fisherman do the same – with […]

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Dec 11

‘Legendary’ lake book resurfaces

Press Release July 16, 2019 ‘Legendary’ lake book resurfaces Updated guidebook to Lake Pend Oreille back in print SANDPOINT, ID – The most comprehensive book of history, lore and recreation about our lake, “Legendary Lake Pend Oreille: Idaho’s Wilderness of Water” has just been released in an updated new printing. Written by principal author Jane […]

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Dec 11

Local Authors Book Event – Dec. 14, 2019

Vanderford’s Books, 201 Cedar St. in Sandpoint, hosts a Local Author Book Event featuring book readings and signings by local authors on Saturday, Dec. 14, 2019. Jack Parnell, author of the children’s book ‘My Name is Ramsey,’ and the book’s illustrator Bonnie Shields, will be reading and signing books from 10 a.m. to noon. Next […]

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Dec 11

A Connection to the Past – Gary Pietsch’s new book

A connection to the past Gary Pietsch’s new book Sandpoint’s Early History is a comprehensive look at our origins in North Idaho DECEMBER 5, 2019 By Ben Olson Sandpoint Reader It’s often said that journalists write the “first draft of history.” In the case of North Idaho native and former journalist Gary Pietsch, he has […]

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Aug 7

New children’s book carries message of acceptance

‘My Name is Ramsey’ tells a journey of life SANDPOINT, IDAHO – He’s been the California Secretary of Agriculture and subsequently served as Deputy Secretary of Agriculture for President George H.W. Bush. His Parnell Ranch raises nationally known championship Clydesdale horses. Now Sandpoint’s Jack Parnell has authored a new children’s book, “My Name is Ramsey: […]

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Jun 17

Eric Barker of Lewiston Tribune reviews “The Blues”

Author Bob “Carson captured the essence and mystique of the modest yet endearing mountain range.” So writes Eric Barker in his review published in the Lewiston Morning Tribune, June 7, 2019. Click to read the review.

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Aug 16

Spokesman-Review’s Rich Landers reviews “Wild Cabinets”

“A Sandpoint-area hiker devoted two years to revising a just released trail guidebook covering the Cabinet Mountains of western Montana and northern Idaho… The results include meaningful updates for more than 100 trails from a hiker who knows the lay of the land.” That’s how Rich Landers of The Spokesman-Review starts his review of the […]

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Jun 14

New book tells harrowing World War II adventure

PRESS RELEASE – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE New book by local resident tells harrowing World War II adventure Book signing event set for June 16 at Keokee Books As a boy growing up, David Mundell remembers being enthralled by his father’s stories of his experiences in World War II – and they were extraordinary, by any […]

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